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his mother says that he was looking forward to his future and beginning college. and this is the sidewalk that marckel norman ross would use to get to school. today his plans for the future ended here. >> i'm not going to rest until i find out who killed my son and why. >> reporter: elizabeth ross saw her son off to school this morning. then a short time later received the news that he had been shot and killed on his way there. >> detectives are actively working this case. we are looking for witnesses, anyone who may have seen anything at about 6:50 this morning on old central avenue. >> reporter: marckel ross, an 18-year-old junior at central high, was walking to school when police say he was shot and killed on old central avenue in capitol heights. there were no calls for shots fired. there were multiple calls for a man down. >> police cadets combed the scene for evidence as detectives interviewed family and students at the school. >> he was beloved, and we're going to miss him greatly. >> reporter: the principal of
central high says marckel was involved in track, rotc, and the school's modeling club. he says he was an outgoing student who will be sorely missed. >> he had a bright spirit. he not only was a strong student but he also participated in our modeling team, so he was very popular amongst the staff and students. >> reporter: grief counselors from around the county were brought in to support students. meanwhile, marckel's family is beginning the process of living their lives without him. >> i'm going to miss his smile. i'm going to miss him dancing because he likes to perform for the family, even if you're not willing to look at him. he still -- he loves his pictures. marckel was a good son. he was a good child. >> reporter: prince george's county police say that at this point they have no motive and no suspect. marckel's mother it wills me that last year he had a really hard time at central high school. i'll have more on that coming up in my live report at 6:00. reporting live in capitol heights, tracee wilkins, news4. we are following
developments in the shooting of two men in southeast washington this afternoon. police say it happened just before 2:00 in the 400 block of atlantic street. authorities say the men are seriously injured but are expected to survive. both were airlifted to the hospital. no word on any suspects or a motive. [ "tap" is played ] >> today the nation is pausing to remember the men, women, and children who died in the terror attack in america 11 years ago today. the president and first lady took part in a ceremony at the pentagon where 180 people perished. there was a wreath laid, and a flag was unfurled down the side of the pentagon building in honor of the victims. it was one of several commemorations taking place here in washington and across the country. our coverage begins tonight with
chris gordon, who joins us live from the pentagon with more on the local remembrances. chris? >> reporter: well, it is a day to remember throughout our region, to remember those who died and to remember those who are still fighting terrorism around the world. around our area, there were events to commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11 held here in virginia, in maryland, and in the district of columbia. the united states navy band brass quartet played "god bless america." the 9/11 national day of remembrance and service was held here at freeden plaza to honor first responders and veterans as well as those who serve the community preparing for emergencies. >> we've wrapped this all around service as a way to show our respect for our veteran community as well as those who lost their lives on 9/11. >> reporter: serve d.c. and hands on greater d.c. cares
organized this 11th anniversary commemoration of 9/11. >> national day of service -- >> reporter: and this "today" anchor was master of the program. mayor vincent gray remembered the teaches and students flying to a science congress in california. >> how did they know what was awaiting them with the terrorists having taken a plane and then crashed it into the pentagon. >> reporter: people came from all over to remember the victims of 9/11. >> we are from russia, st. petersburg. and we came to washington for one day just to see how people remember about this day. >> reporter: in the maryland suburbs, prince george's community college hosted its 9/11 national day of service and remembrance with poems, music, and song. flags draped a wall with notes of remembrance, leaving a living legacy of that day 11 years ago.
bells rang out as the town of vie yaen in, virginia, and the american legion hold their memorial for those who died in the terrorist attacks. there were prayers and song. ♪ america, america, god shed his grace on thee ♪ and in rosalind, virginia, flags fly from the tallest buildings, a salute to the victims of september 11th. 9/11 being remembered throughout our area. and tonight on news4 at 6:00, we'll hear from a local man whose fiancee was one of those teachers on the flight that crashed here at the pentagon. and he says volunteer service has been so important to healing the heartbreak of that tragic day. reporting live from the pentagon tonight, chris gordon, news4. at ground zero, a smaller crowd this year heard relatives of attack victims read the names of those who died. no elected officials this year.
organizers said they wanted to keep the ceremony free of politics. the names of victim who is died in shanksville, pennsylvania, were read at a memorial service there today. 40 people died on united flight 93 when they revoted against their hijackers and crashed their plane into that field. >> and what they did for this country is still etched in the minds of not only you but millions of americans forever. that's why it's so important that this memorial be preserved. >> tu's ceremony started at 9:45, the time when the passengers on flight 93 took action against the hijackers. another scandal is rocking d.c. politics. a council member running for re-election says someone stole more than $100,000 from his campaign. darcy spencer is live at the wilson building this evening where council member michael brown just talked about what he says happened.
darcy? >> reporter: well, yeah, he wrapped up just a few minutes ago. a few interesting points out of thises preconference. first off, he called himself a victim of crime. he's saying that a person he trusted, someone who worked for him for at least a decade, embezzled money. he also called himself a whistle-blower because he says he was the one who called authorities and brought attention to a crime allegedly taking place within his own campaign. and today we found out just how much money through these documents we know that he lost at least $113,000 from his campaign. d.c. councilman michael brown for the first time revealed that more than $113,000 was stolen from his campaign fund. when he discovered the missing money in june, he says he fired his campaign treasurer and reported the theft to police. the former treasurer has not been charged with a crime. according to a statement released by brown's campaign, a preliminary audit revealed 33 unexplained expenditures in the name of hakeem sutton, the committee treasurer.
news4 found multiple expenditures called unexplained expenses ranging from several hedge funds to $5,000 to hakeem sutton on a report filed with the office of campaign finance. at a press conference today, brown said he wants the person responsible for the theft to be prosecuted. >> the person who embezzled from the campaign was someone who had been working with me for more than half a decade. it's someone that i had extreme confidence in as well as many members of elected officials not just here in the district of columbia but in this region who this person had worked for. clearly, i was wrong to have trusted that person and am deeply regretful. >> reporter: i was able to ask the council member how someone was able to take so much money allegedly from the campaign and him not being aware of it, at least for an extended period of time. he says certainly more controls are needed. i checked in with d.c. police. they si save there's a very active investigation going on into this theft, but at this point no charges have been
filed. reporting live in the wilson building, darcy spencer, news4. turning now to the weather, another chilly start out there to the day. >> how chilly will the night be? storm team 4 meteorologist doug camera is in his element. >> the best part about this is even though it's on the chilly side waking up at 5:00, 6:00 before the sun rises, once that sun comes up, it warms up very quickly and the sun still strong enough to make it feel quite nice in the morning hours. temperatures out there right now 78 degrees after a low this morning of 57 in the city. many of you, though, woke up to temperatures in the 40s. and that's where you'll be again during the night tonight pap lot of sunshine out there today. that as allowed temperatures to rise into the upper 70s. 73 in gaithersburg, 77 in leesburg, 77 in la plata and 74 towards pax river. no rain to talk about. we won't be talking about any rain anytime soon. if you're headed to georgetown this evening along the potomac, looking beautiful out there, temperature around 75 at 7:00. waking up to a temperature once again around 57 degrees.
that tells you you folks in the suburbs will be cold once again. we'll talk about how cool we get and how long our weather stays like this. it just doesn't get any better. drivers near dupont circle take note. a new traffic project began today that could cause major gridlock from eighth street to dupont circle, part of a project to fix up new hampshire avenue. crews will fix sidewalks, resurface parts of the street and repair water and storm drainpipes. construction will begin at 7:00 in the morning and last until about 7:00 at night. it should take about a year and a half to complete. still ahead on news 4 at 5:00, sentencing day for the men convicted in one of the most violent shooting sprees in d.c. history. coming up, families of the victims talk act how a fight that started over piece of cheap jewelry forever changed their lives. plus, it's a pill that isn't pleasant to take, but millions swallow it to improve heart health. but just this afternoon, we're getting new information on its effectiveness. and a birthday celebration,
a waste of time and money. that's according to a new study just released this afternoon. millions of americans take them because they're supposed to improve your heart health. but as erica edwards reports, that may not be the case. >> reporter: millions of americans choke down large fish oil supplements every day, coughing up more than $1 billion a year. based on the belief that the pills can help prevent heart disease. but now a large review of research shows no overall heart benefit to taking omega 3 fatty acid or fish oil supplements. there was a small reduced risk for heart-related deaths. but researchers say it wasn't significant. other forms of heart disease prevention have been well documented. >> eating healthily, exercising is so much more important than supplements. >> reporter: according to the council for responsible nutrition, nearly a quarter of all u.s. adults take fish oil pills. in a statement, the organization suggested the research results were skewed because the combined
studies were not comparable in their design. but this is the latest in a string of studies finding little to no benefit to supplements. recent studies have refuted claims that gingko billow ba can prevent dementia and that vitamin d may lower cholesterol. dietitians say it's the synergy of phytochemicals and multiple nutrients in food that makes healthy food healthy. >> it's not the same to get vitamins and supplements from a pill. it's so much better to get it from food. >> omega 3 fatty acids are found naturally in oily fish like salmon and tuna and in flaxseed and walnuts. erica edwards, nbc news. it is a big industry. americans spending on fish oil supplements increased 5% just last year. all those walnuts we've been eating, huh? i love those things. they're good. >> they are good. >> we thought they were good for you. >> but now we don't have to eat those. those fish oil pills are like
this big. i mean, trying to get -- and then trying to swallow. >> the salmon tastes good. >> is the salmon does taste good. >> and the tuna. >> fry a little of that on your grill tonight. tell you what, if you are able to do a little grilling out there, why not do it on a night like tonight. a beautiful night out there right now, beautiful evening after what has been just a spectacular day. look at that shot. we don't see too many days like this where the weather is just about perfect. plenty of sunshine, just a few high clouds out there. this morning this is what you woke up to. many areas on the chilly side. 45 in frederick, 48 in leesburg, 44 in martinsburg, 48 in culpepper. in the city, though, coming in at 57 degrees. you woke up to a little bit of a chill. as i mentioned earlier, once the sun came up, temperatures warmed up rapidly. right now we're sitting at 78 degrees at the airport, dew point of 43, very low humidity, plenty of sunshine, just about a perfect day all the way around preponderance of the evidence as far as i'm concerned, anyway. 73 winchester, 77 cull peper, 74
in pax river. up toward baltimore, current temperature at 78 degrees. we're not seeing any rain. once again not just here but over the entire eastern half of the nation. we are clear as a bell. high pressure just sitting over the area. that area of high pressure will continue to keep things nice. we'll continue to see plenty of sunshine as we move on through the day tomorrow. guess what, high pressure still over the region. we see similar pattern. let's take it into thursday, see what changes. nothing. the area of high pressure moved from here to here. that is it. once again, plenty of sunshine on thursday. i think we'll get another great day on friday. saturday right now the day that we do think maybe a slight chance of a shower, but eve than doesn't look like much. overnight low temperatures tonight, down to 45 in winchester, 48 in culpepper, 54 in gaithersburg and 57 in washington. so, again, another chilly start, especially in those suburbs to the west. tomorrow morning, clear skies, another cool start, jacket weather once again, at least early. temperatures 44 to about 57
degrees. and then tomorrow afternoon, we'll see those numbers up a little bit, mostly sunny and about perfect. 77 to 82. winds will be on the light side tomorrow as we move on to the next couple days, 83 on your thursday, 82 on friday, 81 on saturday with only that 30% chance of a late shower. but right now most of us look dry, sunday around 82. and the weather just continues to be nice into early next week. tuesday we could see some rain. we'll have to watch out for that one. that's still way out there. i say about perfect because you never know what somebody thinks of as perfect. 80 is perfect for me, but may not be for you. >> true. and there is something floating out there. next time can we get a check on the ragweed or something? >> yeah. >> something is driving us crazy. >> i wasn't sure what you were talking about floating but now i do. still ahead on news 4 at 5:00 -- security breach. leon panetta weighs in on the potential ramifications of the book that goes inside the osama bin laden raid.
dan joins us with a special tribute from georgetown for 9/11. >> the september 11th attacks really touched all of us, and like so many the georgetown football team lost a member of their family. zachary kiesch has more on how the hoyas are remembering number 35. >> joe was an impact player for us. he was a tenacious xet the or the. he played free safety to start
and linebacker later in his career. more of a leader by example than vocally but was very tough, hard-nosed football player. >> joey is joey ekivachi, a 1996 graduate of georgetown who later became an energy trader on the 105th floor of the north tower. joey's life was taken that day, but what he stood for would not be forgotten. since 2003, jersey number 35 has been given as a living memorial to a current hoya player who embodies the spirit and character of joey. through the years, the jersey has grown to be the most prestigious and sought-after team award. >> you know, the memorial jersey reflects what joe was all about. and, you know, he was, you know, a great character person, excellent student, good football player, awesome teammate, and every year we get a chance to
honor him with one of our players that, you know, reflects what joey was all about. >> it's not our mvp. it's not the best player that we have as far as the football player. but it's one of those people that really embodies what joey was, which was extremely high character, very loyal, very reliable, and someone you could always count on. >> reporter: kevin sullivan became the first offensive lineman to receive the award, an honor he doesn't take lightly. >> it's an extreme honor to me to receive this award. every day i want to go out and earn this award. it inspires me to be like joe, to be like nick and wayne and all the other recipients of the award. and it pushes me to push my teammates to be better and myself. >> kevin is an extremely hard worker. he's an excellent student, good football player, and the players really respect kevin, so he's an excellent teammate as well.
so, you know, all those qualities that joey had kevin definitely has all those things. >> reporter: joey forever cemented in georgetown history. zachary kiesch, news4 sports. >> the georgetown family remembering joey all week long. they host yale on saturday. >> makes them a stronger family. >> absolutely. >> 11 years later. dan, thank you so much. >> thank you, dan. when we come back on news 4 at 5:00, closure and one of the worst shootings in d.c. history. >> reporter: it's been 2 1/2 years since the south capital street massacre. today finally a sentencing in the high-profile murder. i'm pat collins. i've got the numbers. i've got the reaction coming up. >> reporter: in fairfax county, drivers are seeing red on i-66. literally. there's a new color out there on the interstate. what it means coming up.
here's a fast forward through the headlines. prince george's county police are looking for the person who killed an 18-year-old student on his way to school this morning. marckel ross was a junior at central high school. he was shot just minutes after leaving his house. grief counselors are on hand at central high for classmates and faculty today who say ross was a beloved and active student. a somber day across the country as americans recognized the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. at ground zero, in shanksville, pennsylvania, names of the victims were laid at the pentagon, a wreath laying and a
moment of silence. a d.c. council member running for re-election says someone stole more than $100,000 from his campaign. at-large member michael brown says he has taken over as treasurer and is cooperating fully with the board of elections and d.c. police. let's fast forward to the weather. fast forward to the weather. just take a look outside. this is right on top of our studios here. our tower cam shot showing all of the beautiful sunshine, the bright blue skies. take a look at the numbers across our region today. 78 for a high today in washington, 75 in philly. up towards state college in pennsylvania around 70 degrees. in richmond, around 78. everybody running between 3 and 5 degrees below average for this time of year. but no complaints thus far. i'll show you when our next chance of rain may be coming up in just a minute. life in prison for three of the men involved in one of the deadliest mass shootings in d.c. history. today a judge sentenced the five men involved in that south capitol street shooting.
news4's pat collins is live for us in d.c. superior court with reaction from victims' families. pat? >> reporter: jim, there is some big time involved here. three of the five defendants will spend the rest of their natural life in jail. a day of reckoning for the five men linked to one of the bloodiest weeks in the history of washington crime. orlando carter. they said he was the mastermind of the murders. sentence -- life without parole. jeffrey best. the prosecutor said he repeatedly lied about his role in the murders. sentence -- life without parole. robert bost. the prosecutors says he has a long criminal history. sentence -- life without parole. sanquan carter. the prosecutor says no room for mercy for him. the sentence -- 54 years. he'll be over 70 before he can
get out. lamar williams. he supplied the murder weapons, but he didn't pull the trigger. sentence -- 30 years. reaction now from some of the victims' relatives. are you satisfied with the sentence? >> not really, but to know that three of them will sflefr a chance to be on the street again and the other two, they'll be very old when theyo have a chance to come on the streets. >> reporter: three got what they deserved, you think? >> three, yes. >> reporter: the other two? >> as far as the justice system is concerned. >> reporter: and the other two? >> i guess they still be old men when they come out. >> reporter: they went through the trial dressed up like sclej frat brothers with fancy eyeglasses. but today, today was orange prison jump suits. and they're likely to be clothed like this for some time. now, this dates back to march 2010. five dead, nine wounded, in a shooting spree that began in a
dispute over a missing fake diamond bracelet. the trial went on for 2 1/2 months. there were 100 witnesses, a thousand pieces of evidence, and 150 guilty verdicts. now the sentencing anden end to this high-profile murder case. >> i am just grate that feel we got the justice for our children. like i said, so many other families out here, they're perpetrators never got arrested. so what was orlando carter doing while he was locked up? well, last june they say he robbed and stabbed another inmate. so in addition to his life without parole, he gets an additional 5 1/2 years for that. live at superior court, pat collins, news4. a lawsuit over a church sign
could lead to new rules in fairfax county. this is the electronic billboard in vienna at the center of the dispute. the church got a violation notice last month because the sign flashed three messages a day instead of two, which is the county's legal limit. at today's board of supervisors meeting, the chairman recommended the planning and zoning department continue to work to update the 20-year-old ordinance. >> we need to do something about the ordinance that it was outdated, needs to be modernized. it needs to reflect changing technology, the way people are messaging. >> the violation against the church has been dropped. the board of supervisors says it's working to strike a balance between electronic messaging and people who oppose the signs. as the nation marks the september 11th terror attacks today, defense secretary leanne panetta says we are renewing the pledge, in his words, that nobody attacks the united states of america and gets away with
it. however, panetta is not pleased by the new book about the raid that killed terrorist leader osama bin laden. the book "no easy day" is written by a former navy s.e.a.l. who was involved in that operation that killed bin laden. the author says he did not reveal any s.e.a.l. tactics or classified information. panetta told cbs that the pentagon is reviewing its guidelines on classified information, and he said the fisthand account essentially tells enemies how the u.s. operates. as we pause today to honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks, a local community is also honoring a trail blazing veteran. alice dixon turned 105 years old today. she was deployed to europe during world war ii and part of ap army battalion known as 6888. it was the only battalion comprised of all african-american women. it delivered billions of pieces of mail to soldiers fighting in europe. the veterans affairs medical center in northwest washington
celebrated mrs. dixon's birthday today, and she talked about the secret to longevity. >> you have extras, give somebody something else. be kind to people and share. that's why god let me stay here this long. >> reporter: dixon says growing up with eight siblings helped her learn to share. she's the oldest surviving member of her family. >> mrs. dixon, we salute you. >> congratulations. happy birthday. still ahead on news 4 at 5:00 tonight, animal abuse caught in the act. how a security camera led to the arrest of a man who police say brutally beat his own puppy. plus the fascinating lives of a complex creature whose lives mirror mans. meet monkeys fight
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an american university student is trying to draw attention to an unusual creature. this animal is peaceful, complex, and our closest cousin. they have highly developed lives and even complicated sex lives. they are also severely endangered. wendy rieger tells us about a local student's quest to save bonobos. >> bonobos are like this mysterious ape that people just haven't heard of. >> reporter: three years ago, grad student irene had never heard of them. now she's devoting her master thesis to a film about bonobos because she finds them so intriguing. >> bonobos have mastered the art of peace. no other ape has done this. >> reporter: they're considered the most civilized ape.
consider the chimpanzee, its close e cousin. the chimp will kill other chimps, even kill infants. the bonobo does not hunt other mamm mammals. its diet consists mostly of fruits, plants, and insects. it's even been observed washing its food before eating. one reason it might be so peaceful -- bonobos are dominated by females, living in a matriarch society. and unlike other ape, the bonobos are sexually advanced, doing it for pleasure, not just procreation. and they are commonly bisexual. >> the most common form of sex is actually female to female sex. and this is one reason why a mother bonobo will only produce one baby every four years. >> reporter: the bonobos are so complex, scientists who study apes say the bonobo is the closest to being human. a grad student in film at american university is trying to raise awareness of this animal's troubles.
>> bonobos are one of the most endangered animals in the world. they are the most endangered african ape. >> reporter: bloggers are decimating the congo rain forest, which is the their habitat. and bonobo meat is quite popular in the african bush meat trade. she's produced a 33-minute documentary on the bonobos and is shopping it around the film festivals, hoping that threw this protect people will get to know this fascinating creature and make an effort to save it. >> animals matter. animals are so important. and, you know, it's so hard to get people to care about wildlife conservation. >> reporter: wendy rieger, news4. >> the documentary is narrated by actress ashley justice department -- ashley judd. fascinating. >> fascinating indeed. still to come, a color scheme on one of virginia's busiest roadways. how red lanes could keep traffic going and keep drivers following
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some commuters drive ong a busy virginia highway tonight will notice they'ring in the red. this change to interstate 66 is a message to motorists who could be driving in the long lane. >> reporter: if you haven't seen this section of i-66 just outside the beltway, lit catch your eye. it's a makeover of sorts designed to correct the bad driving habits some have of getting in that far right shoulder lane outside rush hour. whether you're crawling or cruising along i-66, it's hard to miss. this lane on the far right. describing it, though -- have you noticed anything different about the paimt lately there? >> are you talking about that orange line? >> it's like a brickish like color, reddish-like color. >> reporter: for the record, vdot calls it red clay colored.
ice a special surface coating designed to draw attention to the sometimes you can use it, sometimes you can't right shoulder. what do you make of that? what do you think that is communicating? >> we have no idea. >> reporter: until the past few weeks during rush hour, from 5:30 to 11:00 a.m. eastbound and from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. westbound, a green arrow comes on to permit shoulder use. the rest of the time, drivers wards drivers away until they get close to an exit. the trouble is some make a break for the lane early, others are uncertain. the red clay color is meant to make things more clear. >> that new color is to let drivers know this is a special lane that those green arrows and the red xs are referring to. >> reporter: how is that message worki working? >> i don't like the fact that you can't use those names so i don't want to get the message. i'm going to ignore it. >> reporter: not this driver. >> unless that green arrow is there saying that it's cool, i don't mess with that lane. >> reporter: and the red lane is
only part of the new look. coming up on news4 at 6:00, another eye-catching change on i-66. live from fairfax county, julie kerry, news4. good day for a convertible, doug. >> doesn't get much better than this for a convertible. you may want to go and purchase one for the day. just for the day. out there right now, jim, you were asking about this, pollen count out there, weeds, big time. they are up there. ragweed as well as the grasses. so if you're a pollen sufferer, you know what we're talking about here, especially if you're allergic to ragweed. it is on the high side. lit stay that way for the next couple days. just continue to get used to that. it's early this year. we'll continue to see that. 78 degrees. simply gorgeous. winds out of the east at about 6 miles per hour. dew point right now at 43 degrees. temperatures around the metro region, right now 75 in leesburg, 76 in ft. belvoir in through fairfax county, reston, herndon, 74, same as centreville. camp springs around the waldorf area in charles county, 75
degrees. 71 in hunting town and college park coming in at 77 degrees. great day to be in and around campus out there towards the university of maryland. out there right now on the radar, nothing. there's not going to be any rain in the next couple days. that's some good news. these number, good news as well. have not had any complaints that it was too chilly this morning. that's where you'll be, i think, early tomorrow morning, into the low to mid-40s, 44 in martinsburg, 45, winchester, 46 around lu ray. 56 fredericksburg, 49 around gaithersburg in through central montgomery county, chesapeake, temperatures back to the 50s. in the city, around 57. little bit of a cool start but warming up beautifully tomorrow. my perfect day. it really is. 81 in washington. low humidity. plenty of sunshine. 79 in winchester, 82 in culpepper, and 82 in leesbu. your perfect day may be a little different. some people say give me a foot of snow. huh? >> who's saying that? >> not coming anytime soon. it's steven s on my facebook
page. i'll let you friend him later. friday, saturday, sunday looking good, too. just a slight chance of a storm on saturday, but right now the weekend looking pretty good with only that small chance. >> all right. thank you, doug. miley's melee. a new app on the eve of iphone's big reveal. and a mom who isn't afraid to let everybody know she is thrilled that summer's over. let's take a look at what's trending. as apple prepares to launch its new iphone, google is out with a new youtube app for iphone users. it comes after the two tech jinlts failed to renew a licensing agreement that made youtube a preinstalled app on the popular smartphone. the new youtube app is designed to make it easier for iphone and ipad users to 1/2 dwat the site. it also allows for ads to be shown within the clips. a man at a hollywood nightclub is accusing is singer and actress of pushing and punching him over the weekend. the police report says there was
an altercation involving miley's fiance, hunger games star liam hemsworth, and another man and that miley cyrus jumped in on the fray. policeinvestigating. cyrus' spokesperson called the claims false and e roehrious. in massachusetts, a woman had no problem at all sending her kids back to school. check out this video she sent to the framingham patch. you can see her dancing as her kids walk to the bus stop. yay. she told the patch it's her fourth year doing this. she says she loves making people smile and that she's obviously very happy that the kids are going back to school. >> she's in massachusetts so we can say that's what it took to cause a viral sensation here? hey, a new warning tonight against products claiming to get rid of bedbug infestations. and a safety reminder tonight after a local child dies from a three-story fall. plus the cheapest
destinations for a getaway this fall. liz crenshaw has the details. hi, liz. we begin with a new warning about remedies and quick fixes claiming to fight off bedbugs. the federal trade commission warns don't fall for these bogus products. the commission's filing new charges against the marketers of two products, rest easy and best yet. both claim to use ingredients like cinnamon, cedar oils, lemon grass and peppermint to ward off and help kill bedbugs. according to the ftc, there is no evidence that any of these natural products are effective. the marketers of best yet are also being charged with false claims about head lice treatments, so the commission is urging parents to carefully research those products as the kids head back to school. if you're concerned about potential bedbug infestation, experts suggest calling a professional for help right away. now, a critical reminder to parents tonight after a leesburg child died yesterday after a fall from a third-story window. about 100 children die every year from window falls according
to safe kids usa. when the weather turns pleasant, children fall from windows because many parents mistakenly presume a window screen will prevent a fall. if you have children in your home, do take precautions to prevent these deadly accidents. do not rely on window screens to prevent falls. install window guards on any window above the first floor or open your windows from the top sash, top down, and keep furniture away from windows so children cannot climb up to the window sill. okay. if you're looking for a getaway this fall, it might be time to convince family and friends to visit you here instead. fair compare took a look at the eight cheapest cities to fly to this fall with d.c. making the cut. also on the list by the way is boston with both cities having great deals on flights. if you're looking to travel south yourself, consider ft. lauderdale or miami. out further west, san antonio made the list. chicago also has great deals on
flights thanks in part to its two airplanes, o'hare and midway. and the prices are also down this fall in colorado. cities like colorado springs and denver are seeing more and more airlines pop up in their airports, which helps keep competition high and prices low. so have folks come see you or get out and fly. >> great idea. good list there, thank you, liz. >> thanks, liz. after the break, a pup ti brutally beaten by its owner. >> what that guy didn't know was that someone was watching. >> reporter: coming up tonight at 6:00, angelina jolie sharing horror stories from abroad. and a d.c. council member is missing more than $100,000 in campaign funds. and a tattletale for the irs gets a big reward.
the suspect in a disturbing case of animal cruelty in new york city faced a judge this morning. >> police have charged 28-year-old brian freeman with animal cruelty after seeing disturbing video of a man beating a dog inside an elevator in east harlem. here's more from the community, which is outraged over this. >> reporter: hazel the puppy is lucky not to have suffered any major injuries after the brutal beating she got when this man,
caught on security camera, kicked her over and over again. the video is so disturbing we can't show you the rest. but police have arrested 28-year-old brian freeman for hurting this poor helpless pit bull. >> whatever he did with that dog, it was very cruel, very cruel for this dog, you know. and whatever -- he got to pay whatever he did. >> reporter: police say the video was taken from an elevator in a harlem building but that freeman actually lives here in the bronx on east 188th street. >> nice. be nice. >> reporter: neighbors didn't know or recognize him but almost all were visibly moved by the video. many couldn't understand how one person could be so cruel to another living being. >> that was uncalled for right there. that's really -- something needs to be done about it. >> reporter: police say one day after they released this video, a relative of freeman's took hazel and dropped her off at animal care and control where she was examined and taken care
of. some who have seen the video have harsh words for freeman. >> if you could do this to an animal, you could do it to a human being and worse out there. >> today the judge set bail at $3,500 for the suspect. right now at 6:00, we've learned that a teenager murdered on his way to school had a history of being bullied. rage erupts in cairo. protesters scale the walls of the embassy. also ahead at 6:00, a d.c. council member says his trust was betrayed when more than $100,000 was stolen from his campaign. >> good evening, everyone. i'm jim rosenfield in for jim vance. >> i'm doreen gensler. we begin with the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. it's been 11 years since new york's world trade center towers fell sinhe